The Washcloth Shop Products I Love

 

Of the 3 R’s most of us are likely familiar with: reduce, reuse, recycle, I firmly believe that reducing is the most important. I’m on a never-ending journey to constantly use less. There is ALWAYS that next “something” on my list that I can improve upon. A few months ago I made the change to reusable cloth menstrual pads (will link to that review below). A few months ago I made the change to cloth t.p/wipes for myself! This is an area that I will admit even myself cringed at a few short years ago!

But eventually you just get there…. I cloth diapered both my kids, a total of ~4 years between the 2 of them. I washed a lot of diapers, and I washed a lot of cloth wipes with those diapers! I’m currently using these just for myself, and just for “#1 (pee), but that accounts for most of my t.p usage, so I’m very, very happy to make this switch. I’m not pressing my daughter to switch at all (she’s 5) but I’m hoping she’ll choose to make the switch on her own, so she can be like her Mommy 🙂 Otherwise, I share my home with 2 boys, my Hubby & Son, so they use very little paper! It was just a matter of time before I came to peace with the idea of using cloth myself, and I’m so, so happy with this switch! A pic of my organic, flannel, super soft, toilet “paper” (NOT!).  Thanks to my request, Anne switched to organic material, I don’t really want to wipe the most sensitive part of my body with anything else…..

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 A  set of 5 wipes are $12. They are made from organic flannel  (fabric meets GOTS certification -100% organic cotton flannel fabric using only low impact, organic dyes). Also, sewn with GOTS certified organic cotton thread. Flannel wipes are perfect for personal cloth (toilet paper), napkins, baby wipes, etc. Available in 7 or 8″ sizes! I keep a small garbage can w/ lid next to my 2 toilets, and toss the wipes in there after each use. When I’m down to just a few, I wash them, this happens a couple times/week. No, they don’t get stinky, no one in the family notices them sitting there!
Other items I own & love from Anne:
Her Essential Oil pouches are not just for Eo’s you can use them for a variety of goods. Anne usually offers around 10 of these to each buying club, in different, gorgeous yarns for $10 each. Personally, I can’t imagine how long it would take me to make 1 of these, it would end up being $199 worth of labor for me to figure it out 🙂 Anne LOVES what she does, and it shows! Here’s an example of what I packed in 1 of mine for a trip I was taking:
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I originally did a review of her reusable Swiffer pad way back in Nov of 2013! I”m still using & loving them! Did you know, you can flip them inside out when one side is all dirty/dusty, and use that side before laundering?! Great hack! She usually offers around a dozen of these per buying club, at just $8 each!
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I also use Anne’s washcloths (middle of the pic  in blue/white). I have a stack of ~15 or so. They do fade over time & do tear over the years, and I’m talking years. So maybe once/year I buy a 1/2 dozen or so new ones to replenish my stack, and the worst of the lot get turned into rag bag material (Hubby might use to check oil, etc). I got my stack of white thermal bamboo “tissues” (top right) from a different vendor who no longer offers her products, so Anne has picked up the slack there & started to offer those too. I have not used a “Kleenex” in years! The cloth napkins in this pic are also from that other vendor, but you can use any of Anne’s wipes as napkins too. I’m sharing this pic to show you what it looks like to make a conversion to cloth dish products, napkins, “Kleenex”.
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Here is a link to what will be available to the upcoming June buying club: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2362621587086801.1073741891.397517646930548&type=1&l=781abfc16b
You can comment ‘sold’ on any item(s) you want for the June order beginning at 10am CENTRAL on 6/1, with a deadline of 6/10 @ midnight central.
As mentioned above, my review of a WI-made, reusable cloth menstrual pad offering. I could not be happier with this switch (6m out now!): https://ecofriendlymamausa.com/2017/11/12/reusable-cloth-mama-pad-review-party-in-my-pants/
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